'Purity' Portraits by Andrew Fletcher
As a Fine Art Photographer my portraits are very different from what you would get from the usual high street studios. I have an eye and passion for high quality black and white imagery, using either natural or minimal studio lighting to add, depth and feeling to my images. Avoiding the latest trends and gimmicks, preferring to create classical, timeless fine art portraits, that really stand the test of time!
My low key b&w approach will put the subject(s) quickly at ease and allow them to enjoy the whole experience. Newborn sessions can take 1-2 hours and at all times the baby’s well being is paramount. I only accept one portrait session per day, which means there is never any rush. I prefer to limit the numbers of sessions I take (especially newborns), so that I can offer a very special experience for all.
We offer 2 styles of Signature Portrait depending on your preference - Studio or On Location. Spaces are strictly limited to 2 sessions per week, so please contact Andrew today to book your session or discuss your requirements.
Andrew will photograph your baby/child in the comfort of our family friendly studio during those early weeks/months. As a father of 4 children under 12, Andrew's unique understanding that baby may need to stop for feeding or changing, means that these sessions are totally calm, relaxed and never rushed. Newborns are best photographed in a plain all-in-one outfit or naked if preferred. Brightly coloured or patterned clothing is best avoided.
Andrew’s ‘Purity’ sessions have become so popular, they now account for about 95% of our portrait business, especially with children & teenagers. These sessions are conducted in our small family friendly studio, simple lighting plus a black or white background is all that is required to produce the timeless, striking studio images shown above. Portrait art for all the family!
What to wear?
A Black or white shirt (long sleeved) is ideal but if you don't have anything black, plain dark clothing is best, avoiding logos & patterns (spots/stripes) etc.
Over the last couple of years we have been developing the 'Purity' style (shown above) for our children's portraits, concentrating on capturing who your children really are, as I don't believe in making them ‘perform’ for the camera. This is a precious time that passes us by all too quickly.
The 'Purity' style works just as well for the family session too, or alternatively on location at a local park, woodland or beach etc. for a completely different feel to the session. During the session, Andrew will take a variety of shots capturing your family individually as well as all together. Casual matching clothing is best for these sessions.
Prices & Products
Signature portrait session: £95 (free during promotions). Call Andrew for our current promotion/offer?
We have a range of products and finishes to suit every client, including Framed Prints, Canvases and Digital Files. Our framed wall portraits start from just £125, and other products start from as little as £45. You will receive a current price-list at the end of the session.